I have some critiques of this article. I think it's irresponsible to say that "Airbnb" is pushing people out of their area. Rather, it's become fashionable to scapegoat Airbnb. There are a lot of factors that go into making a neighborhood better or worse. And there are a lot of claims people make about why they are leaving, some of which seem legitimate, others not so much. In the past, when there was "white flight", the whites who fled said it was incoming blacks who pushed them out of their neighborhood. Politically in the US, one can't say things like that now, but it does seem that you can say essentially the same racist things in reverse, as many black residents do who claim that whites are coming in and gentrifying and ruining their neighborhood.
In this article, it seems that an inflatable dildo led one NOLA resident to decide to move. A balloon seems such a silly reason to move out of a neighborhood , compared to things like -- rampant crime, blight, drug dealing, threats of violence from neighbors, too many murders in the area, gangs in the area, a large homeless camp next door and the blight and theft and drug use that are associated with it. Many people in my area, near a major university, have to deal with loud student parties and drunk students in the streets in the wee hours of the morning. None of these problems are associated with short term rentals, they are all associated either with long term rentals or with neighbors who are owners of their homes.